Valsa George

Simple Verse.No.5- Under A Peepal Tree - Poem by Valsa George

Wan and weary,
In sultry heat,
He walked on and on
Through the dust and dirt
Of the bustling street
Looking for a shade.

Paving his way
Through by lanes
At last.....
Reached a quiet spot,
Full of green cover.

Like an Arab,
Coming upon an oasis
Amid the panting sterility
Of the desert sands
He rejoiced.

It had an air,
Of monastic seclusion.
A mysterious charm!
A sedate calm!

Here he sat
Under a peepal tree.

Soon was lost in a reverie.
What thoughts
Coursed through his mind,
He had no idea.
But found himself in a cave
And to his horror, saw
A human countenance
Staring at him
From a dusty corner.

A shriveled old man
With gnarled face
And projecting cheek bones
Resembling a mummy
Curiously preserved.

But it moved
Drawing closer… still closer

He noticed
The man’s quaint appearance-
Flowing black garb,
Flaming eyes,
Grey wiry hair,
A chain of skulls around the neck
Many sinister objects around

No doubt….
A necromancer……! !

Without a second glance
He ran....
And again ran!

What was it that he heard?
The thud of a coconut falling?
The barking of a dog?
_ _ _ _

Now he knew
It was all a dream
A dream within a dream
While he fell off into a snooze
Sitting under the Peepal tree!

Comments about Simple Verse.No.5- Under A Peepal Tree by Valsa George

  • (11/3/2015 1:46:00 AM)

    simple but oh so lovely but I must remember to avoid peepal trees
    thanks valsa-10
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  • Savita Tyagi (7/4/2013 1:13:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem! Paints a full story. In childhood we were cautioned about Peepal tree. Rest yes! Sleep no! (Report) Reply

  • Somanathan Iyer (7/4/2013 11:10:00 AM)

    This is absolutely amazing. real enlightenment. thanks for this beautiful piece. (Report) Reply

  • Elena Sandu (7/4/2013 1:03:00 AM)

    My dear friend this is a brilliant, excellent write! Trees, I believe may have a special power, if we spare some time near them could help us connect to ourselves or even further, to our ancestors. Loved this poem, it speaks to my soul, thank you! (Report) Reply

  • (7/3/2013 9:55:00 AM)

    A striking story poem, Valsa, Under the Peepal tree, a dream within a dream! Brilliant write! (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (7/1/2013 11:30:00 AM)

    Quite a story, scary stuff, but a great read. (Report) Reply

  • Kavya . (7/1/2013 5:42:00 AM)

    i was taken away with ur poem, in the dream beautifully painted by u......... (Report) Reply

  • Tribhawan Kaul (7/1/2013 2:13:00 AM)

    I was seriously enjoying the poem when the last stanza brought me a wide smile. Beautiful hooking poem. (Report) Reply

  • Shahzia Batool (6/30/2013 3:29:00 AM)

    Valsa Ji, it's melodramatic narrative, i would like you to visit Phantasmagoria on my page! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Hans Vr (6/29/2013 8:55:00 PM)

    Beautiful story, very ncley written. (Report) Reply

  • Nasarudheen Parameswaran (6/29/2013 9:55:00 AM)

    Yes, life is a dream and dream under the tree is dream in dream. What he dreamed like Buddha? Saiva ashes in the Grave? Much to think.Nice. (Report) Reply

  • Dinesh Nair (6/29/2013 8:31:00 AM)

    It isn`t that simple a verse! The number '5' gives enough clue that many more intricacies are going to be blended into your ' simple verses' waiting to be penned down. The teeming of fine diction and the freshness of notions shared have played here the magic of a poetic experience for all. (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (6/29/2013 6:53:00 AM)

    Of monastic seclusion.
    A mysterious charm!
    A sedate calm!
    Through the above three lines you seem to have indicated what kind of thoughts will engulf the mind under a peepal tree. Beautiful free flowing poem.
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  • David Wood (6/29/2013 5:49:00 AM)

    I enjoyed the journey you painted Valsa. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, June 29, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, November 4, 2013

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